Installations

Neighborhood solar equity: community solar project splits benefits three ways

A 497-kW project on five roofs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. uses SREC sales to provide $1.50 in community benefits for every dollar of power generated. Call it community solar-plus.

A virtual trade show in your home starring residential storage vendors

The U.S. solar and storage industry is figuring out how to exchange information without exchanging Covid-19.

Morning Brief: Mississippi approves two 78.5-MW PV projects, U of I solar construction starts

Also in the brief: Peabody to write down value of largest U.S. coal mine by $1.42 billion, First Solar joins RE100

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Texas approves 12 GW of solar projects in seven months, yet 9 GW of battery projects languish

The Texas grid operator has more than tripled its pace of completing utility-scale solar interconnection studies since 2019. Yet the battery backlog continues to grow.

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Residential solar customers don’t want the cheapest system in a $20K investment – they want the best one

Customers are willing to pay a premium for a brand name with a strong warranty.

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Morning Brief: 400 MW coming to Texas, SunSpec launches online class with UC San Diego

Also in the brief: Evergy launches a ‘Sustainability Transformation Plan,’ SOMAH celebrates its first birthday and more.

Tesla may become power provider in Germany

The high-profile electric car maker is conducting a survey of German customers to gauge their interest in a Tesla electricity tariff.

SolarAPP residential solar permitting app to launch this fall

The web-based app is designed to automate local government processing of solar permit applications, and has earned praise from local government officials in California who have tested it.

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SunPower survived shutdowns for a strong Q2

While supply chain and manufacturing disruptions will lead to shipping decreases in Q3, the measures that SunPower took prior to Covid’s disruption allowed for a strong quarter, with the company experiencing increases in installations and demand.

Morning Brief: SolAmerica and Safari Energy commission 43 MW of solar in Georgia, HVDC solicitation

Also in the brief: Connecticut’s cautious and failed first step on shared solar, and which states are making the most progress on emissions? Not the ones you think.